Discoveries

By Bart Beeson Getting out of my car in Beech Mountain, North Carolina was, quite literally, a breath of fresh air after having spent the previous two days in sweltering Washington, D.C. Driving up the steep and winding road that leads to the town, navigating hairpin turn after hairpin turn,

  By Brian E. Clark When I met Liz Ware a few years back, she told me she’d fallen in love with Mackinac Island the first time she visited as part of a 333-mile sailboat race from Chicago to the island. Her affection for this lovely outpost in the northwest

By Ruth J. Katz If the stunning, take-your-breath-away Thorncrown Chapel, snugly tucked into a leafy, woodland setting in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, embraced a particular religious denomination, I would have converted. That is how serenely transported I felt, sitting in the glass-enclosed (425 panes, measuring a total of 6,000 square feet)

By Everett Potter Where are the one percent vacationing this year? And which exotic locales have they already booked for 2022? Just ask Melissa Biggs Bradley, the entrepreneur behind Indagare, the members-only boutique travel company that she founded in 2007. The Manhattan-based Indagare has become the go-to advisor and resource

  By Steve Jermanok One step off Newbury Street into the reception area of the The Newbury Boston and you’ll notice the stairwell that always took up a good portion of the lobby is no longer there. It’s been replaced by a gem of a small library with books stocked

By Everett Potter Starting to plan a memorable trip for later this year? Lots of people will tell you to contact a travel advisor. But for intrepid, off-the-beaten-path, this-is-utterly-amazing kind of travel, it’s a very short list. At the top you’ll find Trufflepig, a Toronto-based company with a young and

By Ann Abel Now that the European Union is opening up to vaccinated travelers, it’s time to make up for lost time. And while busy cities still make some of us skittish, countryside destinations have never been more appealing. (And note that covid restrictions still exist, meaning that not all of

Story & photos by Julie Maris/Semel I held my breath, seemingly for fifteen minutes, while a six-ton, fifty-year-old elephant nibbled shrubs less than ten feet from my porch near the entrance to Tarangire National Park. The last night of a remarkable Tanzanian safari left me in bed listening to the night sounds of

Story & photos by Colleen Duffley It’s been over a year since the world shut down and we were left wanderlusting. I had the opportunity to get back to some feeling of normalcy last month when I packed a bag and left my newly purchased house piled up with boxes

  Story & photos by Paul Clemence In spite of the global pandemic, political ups and downs, and even climate change, nature persists and still goes forward with its rhythms and beauty. And if it is early spring that means cherry blossom time. While these special trees can be found